Pink Carnations is a group from Singapore that celebrates the achievements of single mothers. Today, we feature 30-year-old Khaalishah, a nurse who cites Allah as a key strength behind raising a child on her own.
The Pink Carnations believe that single mothers are heroes. They had the courage to stand in the face of “You can’t.” and say “I will.” so that their children will make their mark in life. Please visit their Facebook page for more.
Care to introduce your son to us?
His name is Muhammad Wafii. He’ll be 4 in June. He’s really helpful and help me with my chores. He’s a chatterbox and sometimes nags at me.
What’s the journey of motherhood is like for you?
Motherhood is awesome. Everyone should be a mom. Ever since I gave birth, it’s been great. I breastfed him since he’s a newborn till 3 years old. He’s a very well behaved baby.
How do you cope?
I rushed off work so I can pick him up from school and it can be pretty taxing but at the end of the day, I have him. That cheers me up every single day. He’s my strength.
Besides Wafii, where else did you gain strength to do this?
I have my mum and dad and they’re great supporters. I have friends who are very understanding, very motivating. I have religion. God is strength. Financially, we are coping. We make do with what we have. We are not extravagant. The strain is that I have a house to myself though we enjoy the privacy but there are still non stop bills waiting to be paid.
What inspire you to come forward?
I think it’s for a good cause to create an awareness for single mothers. Mothers are awesome in general so for single mothers, they are doubly awesome.
Any message to the single mothers out there?
At the end of the day, we’re all alone. There are help that you can reach out to. You have to ask for help. You have to make do. Even there’s no help, you can do it. The strength is your children. They make you happy. It’s priceless.